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DIY Spray Foam

Posted by mav3481 (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 9, 10 at 0:30

I did a search and didn't come up with anything...so here it goes.

Location: St. Louis, MO - Worst of Warm and Cold weather.

I've got a 1 story ranch with a full basement that so far gets awfully chilly in the kitchen (furthest from furnace). I was looking at ways to try to better insulate everything, especially the overhang over the edge of the foundation.

I would *love* to have someone come in and spray foam it all to provide a vapor barrier along this entire edge of the house. I figure that I'd want to start in the kitchen first since it is furthest away and could use all the help I can get. I was looking into DIY Spray Foam and I was wondering if anyone had done it themselves.

It doesn't seem terribly difficult, you just have to be careful to be safe. Does anyone have any comments?


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RE: DIY Spray Foam

I'd suggest getting a quote. The DIY kits that I looked at cost the same as having someone come out and do it. It'll be messy, and I was happy to have someone else doing it.


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RE: DIY Spray Foam

Mav...let me know what you decide. I've also looked at DIY spray foam kits but wonder if they work as well as the videos on the seller's web site portrays.

I can see spending $600 for the kit and having the spray gun always clogging up.

I'm having a local company here in Cleveland, OH come out and give me an estimate on spray foaming my rim joist cavities.


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RE: DIY Spray Foam

I used 2" XPS and cut the pieces a little smaller and then foamed them in place with cans of foam. It was time consuming but it did work out really well and made a huge difference.


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